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From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Citing Facebook
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 20:19:09 -0400
References: <email@example.com> <0FDD0BA4-261A-45F6-A329-CD52F97B8059@att.net><01d701c9ad8d$4d8e5fa0$e8ab1ee0$@net> <firstname.lastname@example.org><B8D87A15A9E64F20A29437C6C4A4711E@YOUR58BA15CF1B>
We certainly have new terminology to learn, don't we?
My test of whether a citation meets the needs of the genealogist is whether
you can hand the citation to someone not familiar with the family and they
can find the repository, book, and page (so to speak) and then stare at what
you stared at.
Unfortunately with Drew's example below, I don't have a clue. Is it because
I am not a twitterer, or because something is being assumed? What would be
my first step in finding the public tweet? That is what is needed (to my
belief) to be added to the citation.
I do understand that I might not be able to find the private tweet if it is
in the possession of the "author," much like not being able to see a private
letter in someone's file drawer in their home.
This is a fun game!
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists, used under license after periodic evaluations
by the Board.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Richard A. Pence
> Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7:33 PM
> Drew Smith very cleverly wrote:
> > Using the Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.) as a model, sections
> > 17.208 and 17.209 on pages 706-707 are relevant. So a tweet might
> > appear in a note as one of the following:
> > 1. John Tweeting Genealogist, private tweet to author, March 25, 2009,
> > 5:53 PM ET.
> > 2. genetweeter, public tweet, March 25, 2009, 5:58 PM ET.